Savvy doctor gets passive income from property
Doctor credits her parents for inspiring her and her husband to invest in real estate. -ST
Ong Beng Seng, Wheelock make cash offer for HPL at $3.50/share
Ong Beng Seng and Wheelock Properties offered to buy Hotel Properties Ltd for $3.50 per share, valuing the company at around $1.8 billion. -Reuters
24 applicants for 'World's Toughest Job' duped, surprised at interview
While it seemed like an ordinary job ad at first glance, a closer read revealed tough requirements including zero salary for a 24/7 work shift. -AsiaOne
Smaller firms tapping bond markets
More are seeing bonds as faster, more flexible way to raise capital. -ST
Takeover activity sends STI surging
CapitaLand had unveiled a cash offer for the rest of CapitaMalls Asia, its retail malls subsidiary. -ST
Singapore maintains tight monetary policy
Core inflation will remain elevated as a sustained recovery in advanced economies spurs a rebound in the city-state. -Reuters
Higher US interest rates to take toll on Sing$
Singapore currency is forecast to weaken to S$1.28 against the US dollar, compared to around S$1.25 now. -MyPaper
Shares of CapitaMalls surge 22% after offer from CapitaLand
Nearly 99 million shares were traded, almost 10 times its average full-day volume over the past 30 days. -Reuters
Taking it personally
After one renovation experience, these gung-ho homeowners had the confidence to take on the design of their new home all by themselves. -Home & Decor
S'pore company inks $100m deal in China
Singapore concrete company Engro has signed a 500 million yuan deal with Qingdao Iron and Steel. -ST
Mortgages, car loans driving up Malaysia's household debt
Rate is second-highest in Asia, and analysts expect rising trend to continue. -ST
Should you work for passion or for money?
In deciding on your career, it is best to balance your personal interests and your earning ability. -ST
Singapore economy grows 5.1 per cent in Q1
This was lower than the 5.5 per cent growth in the fourth quarter of last year over the year before. -Reuters
Reforms to IMF hit deadlock
Reforms have hit a deadlock despite a declaration that they would move forward without the United States if it fails to ratify the changes by year-end. -Reuters
Iskandar condo being built by S'pore developers selling well
Puteri Cove Residences by local developers has sold 83 per cent of 450 units released to the public within a week of its launch. -ST

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Technology changing home valuations

The real estate market's traditional and imperfect solution of using valuations to price homes is gradually being replaced by a computer overlaid with professional human judgment. -TNP